2014 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 08:11:43 -0800 (PST)
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Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Comptroller supports reform of New York State Brownfields tax credits
Cuomo reform of multibillion-dollar pollution program gets comptroller nod
DiNapoli endorses changes to costly brownfield plan

By Brian Nearing
Albany Times-Union (NY)
January 28, 2014

Albany - State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli praised potential changes offered by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to a controversial pollution cleanup program that has already cost taxpayers more than $1 billion and could cost billions more in coming years.

Speaking during an informal question-and-answer session with reporters at his State Street headquarters, DiNapoli said changes to the Brownfield Tax Credit program included in the governor's proposed 2014-15 budget are "on the right" track to curb abuses under the decade-old effort.

Last spring, DiNapoli warned that the program, which pays developers to clean polluted land and build new projects, was one of the nation's costliest, while also cleaning up too few properties as much of the state's cash went to reimburse construction costs for high-end projects, rather than cleanup costs.


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